Mar 20, 2011 11:00am EDT
assault on libya, what happened to the media's skepticism? u.s. war planes hitting targets in libya for a second day today and i have to say this at the outset. the media get excited by war, the journalistic insulin starts pumping as we talk about cruise missiles and put up the maps and have retired generals on and sometimes something is lost, reminds me of eight years ago when shock and awe was reigned down upon baghdad and the media failed to ask questions. i looked at my "new york times" this morning and looked at my "washington post" and didn't see any editorials about the no-fly position. to newspapers don't see the excepty cal questions. what are if they are american casualties? do you stop this operation with gadhafi still in power? these are the questions we need to be asking. to help us answer them. rome hartman, former executive producer of the cbs news. and jamie mcentear, founder of the line of departure blog and former correspondent for cnn. where are the skeptical questions? >> at the outset of something, the operational questions take precedence. it's not our job to c
Mar 13, 2011 11:00am EDT
examine coverage from hong kong, mike chanoi of the u.s. china institute. and callie crosley, former abc producer who host as a show on wbgh radio. and gary tuchman, national correspondent. gary, i'll start with you. what is it like to drive through that devastated region? how do you deal with the emotional impact of seeing all the rubble and knowing that many, many people have died? >> you know, we went through this a year ago, howie, in haiti. 300,000 people died on january 12, 2010. and the aftershocks for days and weeks afterward. people were so scared to go back into their houses. what's different this time is all of the cameras, video still cameras, taking pictures. so people all over the world can see from so many different angles what happened and also the difference this time, the tsunami. the differences between this and haiti, is the tsunami that has killed most of the people. we're in a town today, town called minamisanriku, japan. 20,000 people lived there before. 9,500 people are missing. the earthquake didn't clear these people. we don't know if all of the people are dead.
Mar 27, 2011 11:00am EDT
gps challenge question was c. set to be speeds 200 times faster than the u.s. average. i will see you next week. stay tuned for "reliable sources." >>> at first there seem to be a journalistic no fly zone when it came to questioning the bombing of libya. now news organizations have zoomed into action with important questions about what president obama is trying to accomplish. i have my own questions. are they giving a democratic president a pass? and the fox news charge that cnn's nic robertson became a human shield for gadhafi by inspecting bomb damage with escorts even though fox had some facts wrong. the anchor who launched "night line" says the media have become too partisan and too superficial and too disengaged from the rest of the world. this is nostalgia for a by gone era. we take our cameras to advice the ted koppel. this is "reliable sources." >> as you can see we have a different look in the studio and new music and we hope it matches the fast changing media landscape we're trying to cover. the military intervention in libya sneaked up on the media, no oval office address a